6 episodes

We talk all things autism and ADHD with autistic advocates, bloggers, professionals and many more.

The Autism & ADHD Diaries Podcast Danielle Punter

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We talk all things autism and ADHD with autistic advocates, bloggers, professionals and many more.

    Is self diagnosis a good thing?

    Is self diagnosis a good thing?

    Today I chat with Callum from the Instagram page @adulting_with_autism_ about the pros and cons of self diagnosis, both as an adult and as a parent. We chat about the health service, why people self diagnose and whether or not we feel self diagnosis is valid. Enjoy!

    • 49 min
    When respite isn't the answer - managing a house of multiple needs.

    When respite isn't the answer - managing a house of multiple needs.

    This episode I chat to Miriam from the blog Faith Mummy. We talk about how Miriam manages a house of multiple needs with her twins and husband and her journey of being assessed for respite by the local authority. Check out Faith Mummy here https://www.facebook.com/Faithmummy1/

    • 1 hr
    Autism and speech therapy

    Autism and speech therapy

    In this episode I talk to Sharon Horswell, a specialist in autism speech therapy. We talk different therapies, the importance of the right environment and how to get started with helping your little one to talk. If you would like to contact Sharon and discuss her programmes then you can contact her at the following: 07788542092
    autism.hope.future@gmail.com
    www.autismhopeandfuture.co.uk

    • 43 min
    Understanding functioning labels, masking and the challenges they cause.

    Understanding functioning labels, masking and the challenges they cause.

    In this episode I talk to Callum from Adulting with Autism about the dangers posed by the use of functioning labels. We also talk about masking, the pandemic and what it's like to be seen as neurotypical by the outside world. You can find Callum's blog on Instagram as @adulting_with_autism_ and you can find The Autism Diaries as @autism_diaries, and also on Facebook as @theautismdiariesuk

    • 46 min
    SEN parenting and being single

    SEN parenting and being single

    In this episode we are joined by the wonderful Kate from the blog The Passable Parent. We talk about life as a single parent when your children have additional needs.

    You can find Kate on Facebook and Instagram.

    https://www.facebook.com/thepassableparent

    https://www.instagram.com/the_passable_parent/

    • 24 min
    An introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance with Steph Curtis

    An introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance with Steph Curtis

    Steph Curtis from the blog Steph's Two Girls is our first ever guest on the podcast! We talk about PDA, what it is and how to spot it.
    You can find more from Steph on her blog @stephstwogirls on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
    For particular blogs and links we mention in the podcast, please see the links below:
    https://www.stephstwogirls.co.uk/2018/04/does-my-child-have-pathological-demand.html?fbclid=IwAR1cePPzHhCIqiH5fhUEbW4GavKruXnuf-CyXZFkyX8kIzpAtcNTGUEMK-c
    https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/
    https://lizonions.wordpress.com/extreme-demand-avoidance-questionnaire/?fbclid=IwAR1k8dj6XtqoYW0N9VS_45MgRq6UO4BrOnFUaVyhuJOKrLpg49imFVZUXfg

    • 19 min

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